Superintendent Dr. Erin Slater
Dr. Erin Slater joined the Fort Madison Community School District in 2016 and is in her 8th year serving the district.
Prior to joining the FMCSD, Dr. Slater was an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in School District 45 in Villa Park, IL, a western suburb of Chicago. Dr. Slater oversaw all curriculum purchases, implementation and professional development for all teachers. Her department housed instructional coaches, technology and bilingual education.
From 1991-2014, Dr. Slater served the West Aurora School District 129 in Aurora, IL in a variety of roles. The district served over 12,000 students in ten elementary schools, four middle schools and a comprehensive high school of over 3,200 students. She was an elementary teacher for four years; an assistant principal for two years; an elementary principal for eleven years, a director of elementary education for two years and the director of K-12 curriculum and instruction for four years.
During her tenure at West Aurora School District 129, Dr. Slater was part of leadership teams that implemented new teaching and learning practices, personally received the “Best in the West” award twice and was part of a referendum team that passed a bond enabling the district to build a brand new 700 seat elementary school of which she was principal at the time.
Dr. Slater obtained her Doctorate of Education degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL in 2018. She received her Educational Specialist degree in 2010 and her Master in Science in Education degree in 1995 also from Northern Illinois University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1990 from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Slater is originally from Algona, Iowa, and has been married for 31 years to her husband and together they have raised three children.